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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Tire Choices...Please Help

    I need new front and rear tires for my bighit. The front was a Maxxis 2.7 Minion, but now it rubs on my new fork so needs to be switched out. The rear is a 24x2.7 Maxxis High Roller and needs to be swapped out because it has some pretty large gashes in the sidewalls. Im looking to replace the rear with a 24x2.5 Kenda Nevegal Stick-E and the front with a 2.5 Maxxis High Roller 60 Duro. Will this combo work. I know that Kenda runs a bit big. If im off at all with these choices please correct me. Any help would be awsome.
    PS: Ill be riding at Diablo, so its rocky, pretty dry and hard pack most of the time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by edray
    I need new front and rear tires for my bighit. The front was a Maxxis 2.7 Minion, but now it rubs on my new fork so needs to be switched out. The rear is a 24x2.7 Maxxis High Roller and needs to be swapped out because it has some pretty large gashes in the sidewalls. Im looking to replace the rear with a 24x2.5 Kenda Nevegal Stick-E and the front with a 2.5 Maxxis High Roller 60 Duro. Will this combo work. I know that Kenda runs a bit big. If im off at all with these choices please correct me. Any help would be awsome.
    PS: Ill be riding at Diablo, so its rocky, pretty dry and hard pack most of the time..

    Thanks alot
    Erik
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    Quote Originally Posted by edray
    I need new front and rear tires for my bighit. The front was a Maxxis 2.7 Minion, but now it rubs on my new fork so needs to be switched out. The rear is a 24x2.7 Maxxis High Roller and needs to be swapped out because it has some pretty large gashes in the sidewalls. Im looking to replace the rear with a 24x2.5 Kenda Nevegal Stick-E and the front with a 2.5 Maxxis High Roller 60 Duro. Will this combo work. I know that Kenda runs a bit big. If im off at all with these choices please correct me. Any help would be awsome.
    PS: Ill be riding at Diablo, so its rocky, pretty dry and hard pack most of the time..

    Thanks alot
    Erik
    Kenda 2.5 is about the same as a Maxxis 2.7.

    Nevegals front and rear would hbe superb.

    Otherwise 2.5 Mobster front, 2.5 High roller rear is a nice setup for a variety of conditions; use a sticky in the front and a 60 in the rear as a compromise.

    Diablo likes Minions as well.

    There are alot of options; volume is often a preference ( I like 2.5+ for creek 2.2-2.3 for the Kill..)

    Any specific type of terrain outside of diablo you want to ride? Are you smooth or a plowboy? Do you ride often or infrequently? How often are you willing to spend $$ on tires......

    these types of questions make answers more specific!!

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    Any consideration to a Minion 2.5?? If you like the tire why not just down size. I run a Minion 2.5 up front and a buddy runs the 2.7, there is no noticable differance except his shed mud much better.

    And I keep my larger width tire up front, keeps the bike feeling more nimble. Good Luck

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    I agree with HB run the ST front & 60 rear.

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    The Syncros BHT tires are worth looking at.

    https://www.syncros.com/tires.htm
    They are made by Kenda. Use a sticky compound but the rear is slightly harder for longer wear. They do offer a 24x2.50 rear. Not overly costly.
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    I personally don't like the Highroller in the front.....I prefer the Minion ( IMO it tracks better in the turns.

    rear tire I liked the high roller
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    IMO the Minions are one of the best tires for DH, I run 2.7 ST front and rear and can't be any happyer...
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